Does your company's business continuity or emergency response plan include a system for emergency notification and collaboration? Every company needs a BCP or Business Continuity Plan most companies have them but a critical piece is usually missing. Does your company have an emergency management tool that would enable your company to instantly pull key members of your executive staff or emergency first responders in to an emergency conference call? Fast assessment and constant communications are the keys to limiting exposure, improving response and speeding communications.
What happens in an emergency? Usually a call occurs notifying someone of the situation. Depending on the situation help is called shortly after. Calls are made subsequently to reach others for help or consultation. Assessments are made and additional help maybe dispatched. In a large emergency many calls need to be made. Time is crucial for everyone involved and fast reliable communications is needed. How fast can an assessment be made and a plan of action rolled out? When disaster strikes every second counts.
How does your company get in touch with its first responders during an emergency? Whose responsibility is it to call first responders? Does this person carry a list? How does management stay in constant communications with first responders? During an emergency decisions are made on the fly who made them can how will you know who said what?
After an emergency has been assessed how does your company notify workers of the situation? How can workers report their status to the company? Are your workers OK? Can they report back to work? How do you contact your workers?
If you are having trouble answering some of these questions you are not alone. Telcom & Data has partnered with Cooper Wheelock and XOP Networks and implemented emergency notification systems for some of the largest companies as well as government and military installations. We can help your company develop a custom solution to help limit loss in an emergency. If you would like to learn more about our products and services feel free to call us at 800-335-0229.